Philip Seymour Hoffman

American actor (1967–2014)

Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014[1]) was an American actor.

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Hoffman at the Paris premiere of
The Ides of March in October 2011
Philip Hoffman

(1967-07-23)July 23, 1967
DiedFebruary 2, 2014(2014-02-02) (aged 46)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Cause of deathAcute mixed drug intoxication
Body discoveredManhattan, New York, United States
Resting placeSt. Ignatius Loyola
Alma materTisch School of the Arts
Occupation(s)Actor, producer, director
Years active1991–2014
PartnerMimi O'Donnell (1999–2013)
  • Marilyn O'Connor (née Loucks)
  • Gordon Stowell Hoffman
RelativesGordy Hoffman (brother)
AwardsList of awards and nominations

Early life change

He was born in Fairport, New York. He had a brother, writer Gordy Hoffman (born 1964) and two sisters. Hoffman's mother was a Roman Catholic of Irish origin. His father was a Protestant of part-German origin. Hoffman studied at New York State Summer School of the Arts and at Tisch School of the Arts.

Career change

Hoffman first started acting in 1991 in an episode of Law & Order. His first movie role was as Matt in the 1992 movie Leap of Faith. He then acted in many movies. His performance as Truman Capote in Capote earned him an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award. He also acted on television and in theater. His last movie was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and in A Most Wanted Man.

Personal life and death change

Hoffman lived in Manhattan with his partner Mimi O'Donnell. They were a couple from 1999 until 2013. They had a son and two daughters.[2]

On February 2, 2014, Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment, of an apparent drug overdose.[2][3] His funeral was held at St. Ignatius Loyola church, Manhattan, on February 7, 2014.[4]

Selected filmography change

References change

  1. "Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead". 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Goodman, J. David (February 2, 2014). "Philip Seymour Hoffman, Actor, Dies at 46". The New York Times. Retrieved February 2, 2014. Investigators found a syringe in his arm and an envelope containing what is believed to be heroin, the official said. "It's pretty apparent that it was an overdose," the official said. "The syringe was in his arm."
  3. "Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (46) found dead in New York apartment". Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  4. Francescani, Chris. "Family, actors mourn Philip Seymour Hoffman at private funeral". Reuters. Archived from the original on 8 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.

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